Targheeb

Quran with Tajweed Curriculum

QURAN WITH TAJWEED
Curriculum

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Grade One

Grade One students will learn to read Quranic text with the correct pronunciation of Tajweed (Makhaarij and sifaat), understand the meaning and application of isti'adhah and basmalah. 

Grade one students will also learn the following principles of reciting the Quran with correct articulation, prolongation, merging, conversion, distinctness, and pauses taken from the rules of Tajweed form Al Qaidah Nooraniya:

Lesson 1  Arabic letters with Maharaj
Lesson 2 connecting letters with different sounds/articulation
Lessons 4 – 6 vowelled letters and tanween (noon Saakin and Tanween)
Lessons 10 – 14  letters of qalqalah, idhaar,
tafkheem and tarqeeq, ikhfaa and shaddah (noon saakin and tanween) 
Sun and Moon letters

Grade Two

Grade Two students will learn letters of al ghunnah, types of idghaam, iqlaab, rules of meen sakinah and its sub categories idghaam shafawi, ikhfaa shafawi and idhaar shawawi. In Grade Two, following rules of Tajweed will be covered from Al Qaida Nooraniya.

Lessons 7 – 9 madd and leen letters
Lessons 16 – 17 revision of previous lessons
Lesson 3 huruf al muqatta’a
Laf Dul Jalalah. (uttering the word of The Magnificent)
Memorisation portion: Juz Amma

Grade Three

Grade three students continue rules of madd (asl and fari’) including types of lengthening, stops and pauses, rules of laam lam and raa, and hamza al wasl.

Memorisation portion: Juz Tabaraq

Grades Four and above:

Grades Four and above students will review basic rules and move on to learn advance level of Tajweed rules.

Grade 4 – Juz Qadsami’a and poem Tuhfatul Atfaal
Memorize Poem: Tuhfah ul Atfaal

Grade 5 – Surah Al Baqarah onwards (Advanced level of Tajweed)

Grades One to Six students will also be required to memorize supplications from the YMOH Supplication books designed for each level in addition to their weekly memorization portion.

Portion: A Student’s portion will be limited to half a page per week (7 - 8 lines out of 15 lines). Students will be required to read his/her previous week’s portion first and then continue with the ongoing week’s portion. Finally the new lesson will be read with the teacher so that the student can prepare for his/her portion for the next class. Insha’Allah. Tests & Assessments: Both Oral and written tests will be carried out periodically in line with the exams held during the academic year. Students who have already memorized parts of the Quran prior to joining YMOH will follow the same plan of study.

Resources:

Mushaf (Script): Uthmani

Text Books: Noorani Qaida by Sheikh Noor Muhammad Haqqani Al-Noor Al-Mubin Fi Tajweed Al-Quran Al-Kareem by Shaykh Ayman Rushdi Swayd Videos: Rules of Recitation by Shaykh Ayman Rushdi Swayd (Youtube) Disclaimer: Please note that the above program is designed to meet the requirements of the YMOH Curriculum and is subject to changes without notification.
Format of Quran with Tajweed class:

Students will be required to memorize a supplication each week in addition to their weekly memorization portion.

Lessons will be taken by the teacher on a first come first serve basis over a 1.5hrs session once a week. Students should attend the class as per their geographies, starting from the UAE with the exception of those who have been granted permission to attend late.

Portion:

A Student’s portion will be limited to half a page per week (7 - 8 lines out of 15 lines). Students will be required to read his/her previous week’s portion first and then continue with the ongoing week’s portion. Finally the new lesson will be read with the teacher so that the student can prepare for his/her portion for the next class. Insha’Allah.

Tests & Assessments:
From time to time, the teacher conduct test. Students who have already memorized parts of the Quran will follow the same plan of study and will learn to identify the rules of Tajweed from the Quranic text by memory.

Resources:
Mushaf (Script): Uthmani

Text Books: Noorani Qaida by Sheikh Noor Muhammad Haqqani

Disclaimer:

Please note that the above program is designed to meet the requirements of the YMOH Curriculum and is subject to changes without notification.


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Prekindergarten

Targheeb Prekindergarten | YMOH Curriculum

General Overview:

Targheeb's Young Momins Online Homeschool (YMOH) program is designed to provide thorough and appropriate instructions for Kindergarten through first and sixth grade students in English language arts/literacy and Mathematics. Using the best of both, the British National Curriculum and American Common Core Standards, YMOH curriculum is a robust standard–based curriculum designed to align with the most current international and national learning standards thereby benefiting YMOH students in a great way. It is uniquely implemented to meet core Islamic values.

The curriculum is delivered to meet Islamic values, goals and considers Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies and the Qur’an to be equally important as English Language Arts and Mathematics. Science and Social Studies are also introduced as cross curricular subjects to develop essential knowledge, skills and practices.

We believe that a child’s education begins at an early age. Therefore we have designed our Prekindergarten curriculum with the mindset that all children have the ability to learn, achieve, and progress regardless of language, cultural background, and economic differences. The success of each child depends on appropriate support that will enable the child to develop at their own rate and acquisition of skills. Young children learn through meaningful play. Our curriculum offers a program that encourages children to use their senses to learn about the world around them. A rich learning experience is promoted through the connections children make across the following areas of study: phonics, language arts, spelling and vocabulary, speaking and listening, reading, writing, math, science, social studies, Islamic studies, Quran with Tajweed, and Arabic. Each area of study is presented in a way that can be taught as a single course or combined for a full course of study for children between three and four years old.

 

English Language

The YMOH Prekindergarten English Language program was developed to provide young learners  the foundations for success in reading and writing.

 

Phonics:

The curriculum introduces phonological awareness in the following areas: consonants, sound symbol relationship, word families, and short and long vowels.

 

Phonological awareness: word awareness, blend syllables, initial sound, initial consonants, sound discrimination, rhyme, alliteration, sound symbol relationship, final consonants, syllable awareness and blending, and onset and rime.

 

Language Arts:

YMOH Language Arts course brings about the understanding of language in use. Children begin to demonstrate understanding of language and reading comprehension through a series of activities that incorporate multiple subject areas. Including science, math, and social studies. Short sentences and stories promote the use of frequently occurring nouns and verbs and the use of various grammatical structures in oral communication.

 

Spelling and Vocabulary:

The YMOH Prekindergarten Spelling and Vocabulary curriculum is designed to enhance pre-reading and language arts skills. Learning activities build upon the learners’ knowledge of the alphabet and their ability to recognize the beginning and the ending sounds in words. Picture study encourages students to describe what they see and promotes independent use of vocabulary and language. This program also includes extensive lists of sight words from the Eeman Reading Series to promote recognition of frequently occurring words, such as number and color words, and everyday items.

 

Reading:

In the Reading course, recognition of each letter is built through a series of activities that include learning vocabulary with words that contain the given letter, matching uppercase and lowercase letters, and writing the given letter. Learning is enhanced through the use of technological resources, such as online level reading programs and computer activities. A number of reading skills are encouraged in young learners to build a foundation for reading proficiency in elementary school. Some of the strategies for reading and reading comprehension that are used at the prekindergarten level are given below.

 

Reading Strategy (through speaking and listening):

Visualize, make, revise, and confirm predictions, connect to prior knowledge, self-monitor, retell.

 

Reading Comprehension (through speaking and listening): Main idea and details, compare and contrast, classify information, reality and fantasy, sequence events, ask and answer questions, make inferences, problem and solution, identify character, setting and plot, identify setting, story elements, cause and effect, and analyze character.

 

Writing:

The prekindergarten program provides learners with a number of pre-writing activities to promote the development of the necessary physical skills needed for good handwriting that lead to the formation of uppercase and lowercase letters.

 

Math

The YMOH Math Prekindergarten curriculum provides young learners with the foundations for success in elementary school mathematics.

 

Number and Operations:

This course begins with building recognition of numbers from 1 to 10.  Learners practice forming these numbers, counting objects, using tally marks, and more. The students’ number skills are used further in the addition and subtraction unit. Children learn to use a number line, add one more or one less, and sequencing numbers.

 

Colors, Shapes, and Patterns:

In this unit, students will learn about colors, shapes and patterns. Various activities help children identify common objects of a particular color, distinguish items of one color from others, and mix primary colors to make new ones. Young learners also explore eight shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, star, oval, diamond, and heart. Children learn to identify common objects of a particular shape, match everyday items to a corresponding shape, and draw and combine shapes to make simple pictures. Building upon their knowledge of colors and patterns, children begin exploring patterns. In this unit, various patterns are presented in which the student must complete the pattern by drawing what comes next or filling in the missing part of the pattern. Learners are also encouraged to make their own repeating pattern.

 

Positions and Measurements:

In the Positions & Measurement unit, children learn to use right and left to show direction. Other vocabulary introduced in this unit includes above and below, up and down, over and under, and in and out. Moreover, students begin to explore measurement using conventional and non-conventional measuring tools and classify objects as being either heavy or light.  Learners are presented with groups of objects that encourage them to compare using fewer or more. Other vocabulary introduced in this unit includes tall, short, full and empty.

 

Time and Money:

The Time & Money unit connects students with the science topic (four seasons) as it relates to time within a year. Students also learn the days of the week and months of the Gregorian calendar year. Learners also gain a basic understanding of how money is used, how to count coins to match the price of a given item, and how to compare the value of coins to determine which one is worth more or less.

 

Science

The Science course contains four basic units: earth science, life science, health and fitness, and  environmental science.

 

Earth Science:

In the Earth Science unit, children will reinforce their knowledge of Tawheed by looking at the signs of Allah’s existence in creation. Signs such as the sun, moon, stars, the earth, and the transitions of day and night. Children are introduced to basic information about the earth and will connect these concepts to their own lives by exploring nature in their own environments. Young learners will also investigate the four seasons of the year: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. They will learn about the weather in each season and practice using appropriate vocabulary to describe the weather.

 

Life Science:

The Life Science provides concepts, vocabulary, and activities in which students understand that people are living beings who grow and change and that living things need air, water, food, and a home to survive. The unit helps children distinguish between living and non-living things. They will also learn about the parts of plants, the basic stages of the plant life cycle, and what plants need to grow.  Children also learn about the types of animals and their needs, habitats, food, sounds, names of animal babies and special features. They will learn how to distinguish between animals that eat plants and animals that eat other animals. As they progress through the Life Science unit, youngsters will learn about themselves: what humans need to grow and how we change as we grow. They will study basic body parts and explore the five senses and how they help them learn.  As they study their body parts, students will connect to their action and responsibilities.

 

Health and Fitness:

The Health and Fitness unit provides a basic understanding of how we should take good care of our bodies. Children explore why people need food and how to make healthy food choices.  Various learning activities are used to foster good habits that promote healthy living such as etiquettes of eating, drinking, and toileting and encourage physical activity through play.  Other topics include keeping our bodies, hair, nails and teeth clean, the importance of exercise, healthy food habits, and foods that give us energy.

 

Hands-on activities are a major part of the curriculum. Skills such as pencil grip and cutting with children's scissors develop the children's fine motor skills.

 

Environmental Science:

The Environmental Science unit exposes children to the issues of environmental safety and protection. Children will learn about recycling and identify things that they can do to help keep our planet clean and conserve resources.

 

Social Studies

The YMOH Social Studies Prekindergarten course builds social awareness in young children that includes road safety, weather, societal norms, and learning about different creatures and how we relate to them. The topics covered in this course bring about an understanding of family and family structure and the role of the child in the family. Topics such as members of the family and caring for one another are explored. Children also learn about homes and how each room in a house has a function. This leads to an exploration of a town/city and the different locations that people visit to take care of their daily needs.  Furthermore, students are encouraged to think about jobs they may want to have when they grow up.

 

Other topics in the Social Studies program include country and city life and transportation. Students get a glimpse of life on a farm in contrast to life in a city. Children are encouraged to explore old and new ways of getting around on land, on water, and in the air.

 

Islamic Studies

The Islamic Studies Prekindergarten program covers the three fundamentals beliefs that every Muslim should know:

 

1. Who is your Lord?

Children will learn answers to questions such as Who created the Sun and the Moon? , What do we know about Allah? Where is Allah? Does Allah know everything? And what does Allah want from us? Through this process children will explore signs of Allah’s existence, gain an understanding that He is the Creator, and learn the basics of Allah’s names and attributes.

 

2. Who is your Prophet?

Children will also learn about the Seerah through an age-appropriate version of Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace and blessing be upon him) biography along with etiquettes of sending Salaams, or salutations, upon him when he is mentioned.

 

3. What is you religion?

Students will learn about the five pillars of Islam and the importance of following the Quran and Sunnah. They will also become familiar with the Salat through activities that bring about the answers to questions like Why do we pray? What times of day do we pray? What is wudhoo? What is the Adhaan and Iqaamah? What movements do we make during our prayer?

 

Furthermore, fun learning activities will help children make the connection between their daily lives and various topics such as the two Eids, remembering Allah, having good manners, cleanliness, and kindness. Evidences from the Quran and authentic hadeeth support the lessons.

 

Quran with Tajweed

The Quran with Tajweed Prekindergarten program fosters the love of Allah in young children through His remembrance.  In this course students will study a beautiful selection of easy to learn athkar and duas (remembrances and supplications). Children will also learn duas that can be practiced throughout the day in specific situations that include when waking up, going to bed, at the start of a meal, after completing a meal, greeting a Muslim, getting dressed or undressed, leaving the home, relieving one’s self, after sneezing, travelling, and thanking others. Lessons are supported by verses from the Quran and authentic hadeeth.

 

Arabic

Arabic is the language of the Quran, and therefore should have a special place in the heart of every Muslim. In addition to learning Arabic for religious reasons, learning a foreign language at an early age challenges students to stretch their capabilities and supports the development of creativity, mental flexibility, and critical thinking.  Young children have a greater capacity to learn languages; therefore, prekindergarten is the ideal age to begin a dual-language program.

 

At YMOH, we hope to build life-long learners of the Arabic language starting with our Arabic Prekindergarten program. In this course, children will learn the foundations of reading starting with learning the Arabic alphabet. Each letter is then explored further by building Arabic vocabulary through words that begin with each letter sound. Children will also learn the basic sounds for each letter: fat’ha, kasra, and dhamma. Reading and writing activities enhance letter recognition and strengthens fine motor skills. In addition to building reading and writing capabilities, listening skills can also be fostered through short stories that emphasize each letter using several words that begin with the letter being studied.

 

Practical Life exercises for homeschoolers:

The development of a child’s growth begins with his first impressions and that is his Home. He builds up a relationship with his belongings, people and objects in his surroundings. His tendency towards imitation, movement, orientation starts from what he experience at Home. Practical Life plays a major role in the first stages of his development as it is connected to the activities he sees which the adult do at home daily e.g. movements in salah or even making wudhu.

 

The first stage of practical life is to develop his elementary movements such has teaching him how to carry a light chair or object, how to roll and unroll a mat & oil cloth, pouring grains and water jug to jug also to 3 tumblers, how to carry a basin, tray, glass etc. with pouring, polishing and washing activities he learns the exact judgments and calculation which indirectly prepares him for Arithmetic.

 

Secondly it drives the child to become independent of things that he could do on his own for e.g: folding napkins diagonal and medial, washing dusters, washing hands, use of a handkerchief, tying shoes, zipping and unzipping, buckling and unbuckling, drawing, painting, and coloring, putting small objects together, doing puzzles, making crafts, using scissors, manipulating small objects such as coins, opening and closing objects etc.

 

Third stage children need to learn social behavior and courtesy. Learning phrases such as ‘I am sorry’; ‘please help me’; ‘thank you’ and Arabic terms such as ‘insha Allah’; ‘Jazaak Allah’, ‘Al Hamdulillah’etc. are encouraged.

Grade 5

Grade Five | YMOH Curriculum

General Overview:

Targheeb's Young Momins’ Online Homeschool (YMOH) program is designed to provide thorough and appropriate instruction to Pre-Kindergarten through first grade and seventh grade students. Using the best of both the British National Curriculum objectives and American Common Core Standards, the YMOH curriculum is a robust, standards–based program of study designed to align with the most current national and international learning standards and is uniquely adapted to meet core Islamic values.
 
The YMOH Elementary Islamic curriculum consists of three main subjects: Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies and Quran. The program of study integrates the Saudi Arabian National curriculum for Islamic and Arabic Studies and a Quran with Tajweed program.   
 
The program equips students with skills, knowledge, abilities, and understandings that are required for each level.  The program also has a number of integrated assessment tools that allow for critical review of student performance including weekly homework assignments, monthly tests, periodical reviews, projects, and formative and summative assessments. 
 

English Language Arts

The goal of YMOH literacy program is to incorporate our inquiry–based philosophy to create independent, critical, and ardent life–long readers and writers. To achieve this, the program is based on a balanced–literacy approach in which writing, reading, speaking, and listening enables students to develop needed skills and understandings that will serve them in all academic areas.

Grade Five students are expected to develop greater fluency and demonstrate comprehension of great appropriate information texts from a range of resources including linking cross curricula reading and other instructional material to prepare them to participate effectively going forward in the higher levels. In support of best practices, we dedicate extended periods of time for reading and writing instruction.

Areas of study include;

Spelling: In grade 5, all basic phonetic principles and spelling generalizations are reviewed with an emphasis on the exceptions to these principles. The Fifth Grade spelling allows students to be well immersed in both digital and print text. It is designed to help students develop strong skills for spelling and word recognition, while reinforcing strong reading development.

Vocabulary: Students will continue to develop and expand their knowledge of words and their meanings to increase vocabulary. the program will focus on more advanced vocabulary from a higher level of reading material.

Language Arts: The Fifth Grade Language Arts curriculum covers an extensive range of Independent Learning Activities (ILA) through reading and responding.  This   will not only help deepen their knowledge and understanding of the language, but help them become more independent and thoughtful readers.

Grammar and Mechanics: Our Grammar and Mechanics focuses on the following aspects; Complex sentences, 8 parts of speech, punctuation, possessives, descriptive phrases, sentence fragments, verb tense, quotations marks, direct objects, nouns verses contractions, subject –verb, introducing phrases, agreement, colons and semicolons. Other aspects in which the program focuses on include simple, compound and complex sentences, past tense verbs, parentheses, compound adjectives, analogies, antonyms, synonyms, present, past, future and perfect tenses, capitalization, contractions and negatives. It addresses general grammar practice such as subject and predicate, noun/pronoun, common and proper nouns, possessive nouns, pronouns and antecedents, prepositional phrases subject and object pronouns, reflexive pronouns, writing verb tenses, plurals, spelling, word usage errors, verb study, declarative and interrogative sentences, imperative and exclamatory sentences, simple subjects and predicate, compound subjects and predicates, phrases, clauses, and complex sentences.

Reading: Learning to read and reading to learn are among the most fundamental skills a child can develop. A number of reading resources including online reading and homework assessment programs will be used this year to enhance the reading skills of our students. The goal is for students to read independently, identify and opt for the right books at their level.

The reading program explicitly teaches several thinking strategies that help the students understand texts deeply and more critically. Students are taught to go beyond the literal meaning; to question, interpret, analyze, evaluate and infer what they read. These strategies don’t only apply to all grade levels, but aligned with our elementary learning philosophy and help to increase comprehension and fluency from cross curricula topics like science and social studies, make meaningful connections, and improve thinking level, while setting goals for improvement in reading and viewing skills.

Literature reading will enhance students’ abilities to construct meaning and respond appropriately to a repertoire of literary forms such as analyze point of view, make inferences,  cause and effect, fact or opinion, interpret charts and graphs, analyze plot, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main idea and details, problem and solution,  problem and solution,  main idea and details, author's purpose,  analyze character, compare and contrast,  author's purpose, elements of a biography, draw conclusions, sequence events, make inferences,  analyze character and so on.

Reading Strategies: Fifth Grade reading strategies will include visualize, summarize, connect to prior knowledge, retell, revise and confirm, make text to text connections, context clues,  main idea and details, authors purpose, analyze characters, recognize details, making predictions, understanding plot, cause and effect, sequence events, fact and opinion, compare and contrast, dialogues and plays,  table of contents, analyze point of view, make inferences,  interpret charts and graphs,  elements of biography, draw conclusions and   classify information.

Reading Comprehension:

Analyze character, main idea and detail, sequencing events, cause and effect, analyze point of view, make inferences, fact and opinion, interpret charts and graphs, authors purpose, author’s point of view, problem and solutions, compare and contrast, fact and opinion, elements of biography, draw conclusions, identify character and settings, reality and fantasy, classify information, problem solution, draw conclusions, make inferences and summarize.

Writing: Writing is the learned process of modeling experiences into text, allowing the writer to discover, develop, clarify, and communicate feelings and thoughts. The goal of YMOH writing program is for students to write confidently and appropriately for various audiences.  Our students will write and present a variety of meaningful personal, informational, and imaginative texts.

Students will practice skills such as proof reading, punctuation, writing different kinds of sentence and structures (Write to inform, entertain and persuade), notes taking, review and summarizing, outlining, compare and contrast. They will learn how to use strategies when writing and representing to increase success at creating meaningful texts, use writing and representing to express, extend, and analyze thinking, reflect on, self–assess, and set goals for improvement in writing and representing.

Research: They will also learn how to research and library skills using the Dewey Decimal System and use of reference tools such as Encyclopedia skills: using index, using reference sources, pre-writing and report writing, editing and proof reading marks.

Math

YMOH mathematics program aims to incorporate unrivaled inquiry–based philosophy to breed independent learners who are not only problem solvers, but confident risk–takers. We understand that educational excellence is only pulled off when content is sequenced, applicable to students’ interests and needs, and applied to solving real problems.

We also know that the study of mathematics plays a vital role in the promotion of universal language, along with problem solving and reasoning skills that contribute to the growth of abstract, logical, and critical thinking. These factors form the basis of the engaging and rigorous mathematics program offered at YMOH. This program equips fifth grade students with knowledge, understanding, and such skills as problem solving, reasoning and proving, and prepares them to be life–long learners and responsible global citizens who are well–equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the Centuries to come.

Areas of study include;

Number and Operation: This focuses on number representation and order of up to 100,000; money representation of up to $1000; developing the concept of place value to hundredths; comparing and ordering fractional amounts with denominators; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to hundredths; multiplying two–digit whole numbers by two–digit whole numbers; dividing three–digit whole numbers by one–digit whole numbers; relating simple fractions to decimals.

Measurement: This equips students with the abilities to measure time intervals to the nearest second; measure temperature; and determine elapsed time. They can also learn how to convert from meters to centimeters and from kilometers to meters; relate the 12–hour clock to the 24–hour clock; develop and apply area and perimeter relationships for a rectangle; relate capacity and volume; develop and apply the volume relationship for a right rectangular prism.

Geometry and Spatial Sense: Students will be able to distinguish between polygons and prisms between 2D and 3D shapes identify angles such as acute, right, obtuse, and straight angles; measure angles to 90° with a protractor; construct triangles, nets of prisms and  pyramids; locate objects using the cardinal directions; perform and describe translations.

Data Analysis: Students will be able to read, construct and interpret frequency tables, circle graphs and line graphs. Select and use a graph that is appropriate for the type of data to be displayed. Read and interpret increasingly complex displays of data, such as double bar graphs. 

Probability: This teaches how to list and explain all possible outcomes in any given situation. Students will be able to identify the probability of events within a simple experiment, such as three chances out of eight. Use 0, 1 and ratio between 0 and 1 to represent the probability of outcomes for an event and associate the ratio with the likelihood of the outcome, compare what should happen (theoretical/expected results) with what did happened (experimental/actual results) in a simple experiment. Make predictions based on experimental and theoretical probabilities, and determine and use the range, mean, median and mode and explain what each does and does not indicate about the set of data.

Algebra: This treats the use of parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and how to evaluate expressions with these symbols. Students will be able to write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. They will also learn to generate two numerical patterns using two given rules, identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms, and form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.

Science:

Grade Five students will be introduced to causes and effect relationships with respect to form and function through an exploration of adaptations of living things.

They will explore the processes and forces of the earth and expand their understanding of the land forms as they learn to the formation of rocks and soil. Elsewhere, their knowledge of the human body will be broadened particularly the bodily systems and cells.

Not only would they begin to identify stable and dynamic aspects of systems, they will also learn how to look for patterns and relationships between components of systems. They will develop explanations for the patterns they observe.

Earth and Space Science: Students will be taught about rocks and soil, fossils, changes to earth’s surface and landforms, use of natural resources, weather and water cycle, oceans of the earth and the solar system. They will develop an understanding of the processes, forces, and dynamic life–supporting qualities of the earth through the skills, processes, and attitudes of science.

Life Science (Health and Fitness): Students will primarily focus on the four systems: the circulatory system; respiratory system; digestive system and the excretory system that transport materials throughout the body from cells to systems. They will also learn body coordination systems; skeletal system, muscular system and nervous system, growth, heredity, the endocrine systems (heredity and environment) and how growth occurs.

They will also review food pyramids and food chains for good nutrition from previous years, and learn about foods that are required to affect healthy growth such as a balanced diet, the importance of vitamins and minerals, eating healthfully and exercise to keep fit. Emphasis will also be placed on taking care of external body parts and maintaining an  body clean. The topics will cover how to maintain healthy teeth and gums, eyes and ears, skin, nails, hair  and other parts of the body.  

Environmental Science: With respect to environmental science, students will study about natural resources, pollution and weather, recycling, adaptation of living things (animals and plants) to the environment, soil erosion, energy in ecosystems and surviving in the environment. They will also learn how to forge links between home and community, implement strategies for impact and undertake projects each semester. 

Social Studies:

Grade Five students focus on the theme “Traders and Explorers’.  They will explore life and experience of Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Chang Ho, early civilization such as the Roman Empire, Medieval China, Medieval Africa, the Islamic Empire, Dessert People, and Pre-historic trade.   As students reflect upon the stories of people and events that shaped early Islam, they will also learn about selected and renowned personalities from 1001 Inventions.

Islamic Studies

The students will learn a course comprising of  six units - Aqeedah, Hadeeth, Fiqh, Sciences of the Quran, Character Education and Tajweed.

Aqeedah (Islamic theology):
1. Means to Victory
2. Knowledge precedes action
3. The necessity of following Prophet and being distant from shirk
4. The impermissibility of friendship with those hostile to the commandments of Allah and his messenger.
5.The pure nature of human being.
6.The three principles.
7.The signs of Allah and His creations.
8. The Bestower of blessings deserves to be worshipped.
9.Types of devotion and the ruling regarding the one who performs it other than for the sake of Allah.

Hadeeth:

1.The sincerity of intention the basis of acceptability of actions
Actions are but by intentions and every man shall have only that which he intended. Thus he whose migration (Hijrah to Madinah from Makkah) was for Allah and His Messenger, his migration was for Allah and His Messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated." (Bukhari & Muslim)

2. Pillars of Islam
On the authority of Abu Abdul Rahmaan Abdullah (r), the son of Umar ibn al-Kattaab (may Allah be blessed with him) who said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) say: ‘Islam is built upon five [pillars]: testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the prayers, giving zakat, making pilgrimage to the House and fasting the month of Ramadan.’” (Bukhari and Muslim)

3. Care for Mosques
Abu-Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that a black man or a black woman used to clean the mosque and he died. The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, asked about him and they said, He is dead. He said, "Why did you not inform me about him; lead me to his-or, he said, he-grave." So he came to his grave and offered prayers on it. (Bukhari & Muslim)

4. Prohibition of Cursing Parents: Allah's Apostle said. "It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents." It was asked (by the people), "O Allah's Apostle! How does a man curse his parents?" The Prophet said, "'The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother." (Bukhari : Volume 8, Book 73, Number 4)

5. Mannerisms in Islam:Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him): Allah's Apostle said, "Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. (i.e. abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk).  (Sahih Bukhari, Book #73, Hadith #47)

6. Etiquettes of using Toilet: Anas reported that when the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) entered the privy to relieve himself, he (saw peace be upon him s) would say, "In the name of Allah. O Allah! I seek refuge in You from male and female noxious beings (the Shayateen)."  (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidh)i.

7. Prohibition of Begging: Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “He who begs the riches of others to increase his own is asking only for live coals, so let him ask a little or much. (”Sahih Muslim (720\2) No. (1041))

8. Virtue of visiting the sick: Thaubaan (May Allah be pleased with him) reports that Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  “The one who visits his Muslim brother (who is sick) continues plucking from the fruits of Jannah from the time he sets out until he returns.” (Muslim  2/318)

9. Recommended acts before sleeping: A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said that whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) would go to bed every night, he would put his palms together and blow into them. Then he would recite into them (his palms), ‘Say: He is Allah, One’, ‘Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of Al-Falaq’, and ‘Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind.’ Then he would wipe whatever he was able to of his body with them (his palms). He would begin wiping his head and face with them and the front part of his body. He would do this (wiping his body) three times.  (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

10. Warning against anger: Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “A man asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) for an advice and the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Do not get angry”. The man repeated that several times and he replied: “Do not get angry”. (Al-Bukhari)

Tafseer: Juz Tabaarq

Fiqh - Islamic Jurisprudence

1. Types of water
2. Wiping over leather socks
3. Tayammum (Dry Ablution)
4. Salah
5. Etiquette of going for prayer and waiting for it.
6. Description of Prayer 
7. Recommended acts in Prayer
8. Disliked acts in Prayer
9. Prostration of Forgetfulness

Sahaba Series: In this series, students will learn about the Hadeeth Scholars: Abu Hurairah, Abu Dar, Mua’d ibn Jabal, Abdullah Ibn Abbas and Abdullah ibn Umr (may Allah be pleased with them all).

Sciences of the Quran Part 1

Students will learn Uloom al Quran under the following headings.
1. Introduction
a. Definition and benefits of Knowledge

b. History of Uloom al Quran

2. The Quran: meaning, definition, different names given to the Quran

3. Concept of Wahy/revelation

Character Education: Adab is integrated into the entire program. Students will learn about the Sunnah of the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and the characteristics of the Bearers of the Quran (book by Imam al-Ajooriyy al-Baghdadi) as given in the Quran itself within their Tajweed curriculum. They will start with the study of Ikhlas and good intention and carry on to saying Bismillah, praising Allah and memorizing a list of Supplications each year (Please refer to the YMOH Supplication book).

Islamic History:

Khulafa Ar Rashideen Continued from previous year.

Optional:
Prophets mentioned in the Quran:
Adam, Nuh (a.s), Sheth (a.s) Idris (a.s) and Hud (a.s)

Quran with Tawjweed:

At this level students will be required to begin memorization of Surah Al Baqarah onward.

Pre-Kindergarten

Targheeb Prekindergarten | YMOH Curriculum

 

General Overview:

Targheeb's Young Momins Online Homeschool (YMOH) program is designed to provide thorough and appropriate instructions for Kindergarten through first and sixth grade students in English language arts/literacy and Mathematics. Using the best of both, the British National Curriculum and American Common Core Standards, YMOH curriculum is a robust standard–based curriculum designed to align with the most current international and national learning standards thereby benefiting YMOH students in a great way. It is uniquely implemented to meet core Islamic values.

The curriculum is delivered to meet Islamic values, goals and considers Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies and the Qur’an to be equally important as English Language Arts and Mathematics. Science and Social Studies are also introduced as cross curricular subjects to develop essential knowledge, skills and practices.

We believe that a child’s education begins at an early age. Therefore we have designed our Prekindergarten curriculum with the mindset that all children have the ability to learn, achieve, and progress regardless of language, cultural background, and economic differences. The success of each child depends on appropriate support that will enable the child to develop at their own rate and acquisition of skills. Young children learn through meaningful play. Our curriculum offers a program that encourages children to use their senses to learn about the world around them. A rich learning experience is promoted through the connections children make across the following areas of study: phonics, language arts, spelling and vocabulary, speaking and listening, reading, writing, math, science, social studies, Islamic studies, Quran with Tajweed, and Arabic. Each area of study is presented in a way that can be taught as a single course or combined for a full course of study for children between three and four years old.

English Language

The YMOH Prekindergarten English Language program was developed to provide young learners  the foundations for success in reading and writing.

Phonics:

The curriculum introduces phonological awareness in the following areas: consonants, sound symbol relationship, word families, and short and long vowels.

Phonological awareness: word awareness, blend syllables, initial sound, initial consonants, sound discrimination, rhyme, alliteration, sound symbol relationship, final consonants, syllable awareness and blending, and onset and rime.

Language Arts:

YMOH Language Arts course brings about the understanding of language in use. Children begin to demonstrate understanding of language and reading comprehension through a series of activities that incorporate multiple subject areas. Including Science, Math, and Social Studies. Short sentences and stories promote the use of frequently occurring nouns and verbs and the use of various grammatical structures in oral communication.

Spelling and Vocabulary:

The YMOH Prekindergarten Spelling and Vocabulary curriculum is designed to enhance pre-reading and language arts skills. Learning activities build upon the learners’ knowledge of the alphabet and their ability to recognize the beginning and the ending sounds in words. Picture study encourages students to describe what they see and promotes independent use of vocabulary and language. This program also includes extensive lists of sight words from the Eeman Reading Series to promote recognition of frequently occurring words, such as number and color words, and everyday items.

Reading:

In the Reading course, recognition of each letter is built through a series of activities that include learning vocabulary with words that contain the given letter, matching uppercase and lowercase letters, and writing the given letter. Learning is enhanced through the use of technological resources, such as online level reading programs and computer activities. A number of reading skills are encouraged in young learners to build a foundation for reading proficiency in elementary school. Some of the strategies for reading and reading comprehension that are used at the prekindergarten level are given below.

Reading Strategy (through speaking and listening):

Visualize, make, revise, and confirm predictions, connect to prior knowledge, self-monitor, retell.

Reading Comprehension (through speaking and listening): Main idea and details, compare and contrast, classify information, reality and fantasy, sequence events, ask and answer questions, make inferences, problem and solution, identify character, setting and plot, identify setting, story elements, cause and effect, and analyze character.

Writing:

The prekindergarten program provides learners with a number of pre-writing activities to promote the development of the necessary physical skills needed for good handwriting that lead to the formation of uppercase and lowercase letters.

Math

The YMOH Math Prekindergarten curriculum provides young learners with the foundations for success in elementary school mathematics.

Number and Operations:

This course begins with building recognition of numbers from 1 to 10.  Learners practice forming these numbers, counting objects, using tally marks, and more. The students’ number skills are used further in the addition and subtraction unit. Children learn to use a number line, add one more or one less, and sequencing numbers.

Colors, Shapes, and Patterns:

In this unit, students will learn about colors, shapes and patterns. Various activities help children identify common objects of a particular color, distinguish items of one color from others, and mix primary colors to make new ones. Young learners also explore eight shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, star, oval, diamond, and heart. Children learn to identify common objects of a particular shape, match everyday items to a corresponding shape, and draw and combine shapes to make simple pictures. Building upon their knowledge of colors and patterns, children begin exploring patterns. In this unit, various patterns are presented in which the student must complete the pattern by drawing what comes next or filling in the missing part of the pattern. Learners are also encouraged to make their own repeating pattern.

Positions and Measurements:

In the Positions & Measurement unit, children learn to use right and left to show direction. Other vocabulary introduced in this unit includes above and below, up and down, over and under, and in and out. Moreover, students begin to explore measurement using conventional and non-conventional measuring tools and classify objects as being either heavy or light.  Learners are presented with groups of objects that encourage them to compare using fewer or more. Other vocabulary introduced in this unit includes tall, short, full and empty.

Time and Money:

The Time & Money unit connects students with the science topic (four seasons) as it relates to time within a year. Students also learn the days of the week and months of the Gregorian calendar year. Learners also gain a basic understanding of how money is used, how to count coins to match the price of a given item, and how to compare the value of coins to determine which one is worth more or less.

Science

The Science course contains four basic units: earth science, life science, health and fitness, and  environmental science.

Earth Science:

In the Earth Science unit, children will reinforce their knowledge of Tawheed by looking at the signs of Allah’s existence in creation. Signs such as the sun, moon, stars, the earth, and the transitions of day and night. Children are introduced to basic information about the earth and will connect these concepts to their own lives by exploring nature in their own environments. Young learners will also investigate the four seasons of the year: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. They will learn about the weather in each season and practice using appropriate vocabulary to describe the weather.

Life Science:

The Life Science provides concepts, vocabulary, and activities in which students understand that people are living beings who grow and change and that living things need air, water, food, and a home to survive. The unit helps children distinguish between living and non-living things. They will also learn about the parts of plants, the basic stages of the plant life cycle, and what plants need to grow.  Children also learn about the types of animals and their needs, habitats, food, sounds, names of animal babies and special features. They will learn how to distinguish between animals that eat plants and animals that eat other animals. As they progress through the Life Science unit, youngsters will learn about themselves: what humans need to grow and how we change as we grow. They will study basic body parts and explore the five senses and how they help them learn.  As they study their body parts, students will connect to their action and responsibilities.

Health and Fitness:

The Health and Fitness unit provides a basic understanding of how we should take good care of our bodies. Children explore why people need food and how to make healthy food choices.  Various learning activities are used to foster good habits that promote healthy living such as etiquettes of eating, drinking, and toileting and encourage physical activity through play.  Other topics include keeping our bodies, hair, nails and teeth clean, the importance of exercise, healthy food habits, and foods that give us energy.

Hands-on activities are a major part of the curriculum. Skills such as pencil grip and cutting with children's scissors develop the children's fine motor skills.

Environmental Science:

The Environmental Science unit exposes children to the issues of environmental safety and protection. Children will learn about recycling and identify things that they can do to help keep our planet clean and conserve resources.

Social Studies

The YMOH Social Studies Prekindergarten course builds social awareness in young children that includes road safety, weather, societal norms, and learning about different creatures and how we relate to them. The topics covered in this course bring about an understanding of family and family structure and the role of the child in the family. Topics such as members of the family and caring for one another are explored. Children also learn about homes and how each room in a house has a function. This leads to an exploration of a town/city and the different locations that people visit to take care of their daily needs.  Furthermore, students are encouraged to think about jobs they may want to have when they grow up.

 

Other topics in the Social Studies program include country and city life and transportation. Students get a glimpse of life on a farm in contrast to life in a city. Children are encouraged to explore old and new ways of getting around on land, on water, and in the air.

Islamic Studies

The Islamic Studies Prekindergarten program covers the three fundamentals beliefs that every Muslim should know:

1. Who is your Lord?

Children will learn answers to questions such as Who created the Sun and the Moon? , What do we know about Allah? Where is Allah? Does Allah know everything? And what does Allah want from us? Through this process children will explore signs of Allah’s existence, gain an understanding that He is the Creator, and learn the basics of Allah’s names and attributes.

2. Who is your Prophet?

Children will also learn about the Seerah through an age-appropriate version of Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace and blessing be upon him) biography along with etiquette of sending Salaams, or salutations, upon him when he is mentioned.

3. What is you religion?

Students will learn about the five pillars of Islam and the importance of following the Quran and Sunnah. They will also become familiar with the Salat through activities that bring about the answers to questions like Why do we pray? What times of day do we pray? What is wudhoo? What is the Adhaan and Iqaamah? What movements do we make during our prayer?

Furthermore, fun learning activities will help children make the connection between their daily lives and various topics such as the two Eids, remembering Allah, having good manners, cleanliness, and kindness. Evidences from the Quran and authentic hadeeth support lessons.

Quran with Tajweed

The Quran with Tajweed Prekindergarten program fosters the love of Allah in young children through His remembrance.  In this course students will study a beautiful selection of easy to learn athkar and duas (remembrances and supplications). Children will also learn duas that can be practiced throughout the day in specific situations that include when waking up, going to bed, at the start of a meal, after completing a meal, greeting a Muslim, getting dressed or undressed, leaving the home, relieving one’s self, after sneezing, travelling, and thanking others. Lessons are supported by verses from the Quran and authentic hadeeth.

Arabic

Arabic is the language of the Quran, and therefore should have a special place in the heart of every Muslim. In addition to learning Arabic for religious reasons, learning a foreign language at an early age challenges students to stretch their capabilities and supports the development of creativity, mental flexibility, and critical thinking.  Young children have a greater capacity to learn languages; therefore, prekindergarten is the ideal age to begin a dual-language program.

At YMOH, we hope to build life-long learners of the Arabic language starting with our Arabic Prekindergarten program. In this course, children will learn the foundations of reading starting with learning the Arabic alphabet. Each letter is then explored further by building Arabic vocabulary through words that begin with each letter sound. Children will also learn the basic sounds for each letter: fat’ha, kasra, and dhamma. Reading and writing activities enhance letter recognition and strengthens fine motor skills. In addition to building reading and writing capabilities, listening skills can also be fostered through short stories that emphasize each letter using several words that begin with the letter being studied.

 

Practical Life exercises for homeschoolers:

Practical Life plays a major role in the first stages of a child’s development as it is connected to the activities he sees in his surroundings, and particularly his home.

In the first stage he should be given the opportunity to participate or assist in small movements such carry light objects, roll and unroll a mat, pouring grains and water jug to a jug, washing his hand and so on in the right manner so that he will also learn to judge and calculate time and measure indirectly.

With time and practice, it would allow the child to become independent of things that he could do on his own including folding a napkin,  tie shoe laces, zip and unzip, buck and unbuckle and help in other activities at home.

In addition to the above, his lessons will also include skills such as holding a pencil or crayon for drawing or coloring, putting small objects in order, solving puzzles, identifying the difference between two similar objects or missing items art and craft where he will learn to cut, glue and paste and others.

Finally, good behavior comes from home where he practices his social behavior inside and outside of his home and should learn and imitate simple courtesies or phrases such as ‘I am sorry’; ‘please help me’; ‘thank you’, ‘insha Allah’; ‘Jazaak Allahu Khairan’ and ‘Al Hamdulillah’.

 

 

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